My elderflower mojito is easier to make than a classic mojito cocktail because it does not require a simple syrup. It uses elderflower liqueur!
Mojitos are all the rage this summer.
The best mojito recipe is a refreshing and bubbly classic cocktail served in a tall glass on a hot summer day.
But this delicious cocktail has a unique twist called elderflower liqueur.
What you need to make this Bacardi mojito recipe
Head to the grocery store for a few fresh ingredients and the liquor store for the alcohol. Here is what you will need.
- Bacardi white rum
- Elderflower liqueur
- Soda water or tonic water
- Fresh mint
- A bag of limes,
- A cocktail shaker
- Ice cubes
- Highball glass or something similar.
How to make this great summer cocktail
First muddle the mint in a cocktail shaker.
Next, add ice to the shaker.
Pour in the rum and the elderflower liqueur.
Add in soda water or tonic water.
Run a slice of lime around the rim of the glass.
Pour the cocktail into the glass and garnish with a fresh sprig of mint or lime slice.
My elderflower mojito is easier to make than traditional mojitos because it does not require a simple syrup.
No cane sugar to dissolve and the perfect balance of flavors for this cocktail!
I muddle a fresh sprig of mint in lime juice and elderflower liqueur for a few minutes to release the mint’s oils then add Bacardi White Rum and club soda.
Where did the Mojito become popular?
Whenever I go on vacation to Mexico a refreshing mojito is usually my go-to drink.
The citrus flavors mixed with the mint flavors from fresh cut herbs make this a perfect choice.
This cocktail traces its origins back to Cuba.
It was a favorite Cuban drink Ernest Hemingway always enjoyed.
I much prefer to make my own mojito drink at home because I like to keep my mint leaves intact.
You want to release the oils from the mint sprig, not beat your cocktail to a pulp.
And it’s no fun getting a mouthful of broken leaves while you’re enjoying your mint mojito.
I grow my own mint in the summer because it’s so much more flavorful picking it out of the pot than it is buying a bunch at the grocery store.
Make sure to plant it in its own pot because it spreads like wildfire otherwise.
I share it with everyone in the neighborhood because it does grow like a weed.
It’s also great in fruit salsa served on top of fish.
This is a favorite summer cocktail where I have featured elderflower liqueur.
Many classic cocktails are transformed into something really special when you add this sweet liqueur.
I’m a big fan of St. Germain Elderflower liqueur.
While it is a bit on the pricey side it lasts a long time and adds the perfect floral natural flavors to any cocktail.
Enjoy this variation on a traditional mojito at home during the dog days of summer.
More summer cocktails
The Best Elderflower Bacardi Rum Mojito Recipe
- 1 oz of Barcardi rum
- 1 oz part St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
- 3 oz or parts chilled club soda
- 6-10 mint leaves
- Place the mint, fresh lime juice and the elderflower liqueur in the bottom of a glass and muddle with a muddler.
- Fill the glass with a handful of ice, the white rum and soda water and stir well.
- Garnish with mint or lime wedge
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